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Nadia Shireen - Author

About the Author

Nadia Shireen enjoyed making homemade magazines and comics as a child. She studied law at university and then worked in magazine journalism; it was during this time that she started to draw again. After a lifetime of doodling in the sidelines, Nadia decided to pay some attention to drawing and in 2007 was accepted onto an MA course in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her debut book Good Little Wolf received a mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award and won the UKLA Book Award. Nadia has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. She lives in London.

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Billy and the Beast

Billy and the Beast

Author: Nadia Shireen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2018

One of The Observer's Best Children's Books of 2018! 'It's a great story for everyone, especially those not used to seeing themselves centre-stage'- The Guardian From the author of Bumblebear, comes a new hero for our times. Introducing: Billy! Whilst on a lovely walk in the woods, Billy and her trusty sidekick Fatcat hear a terrible rumble... a terrible rumble coming from a Terrible Beast... He's making a Terrible Soup out of all of Billy and Fatcat's friends! Luckily, our brave heroine Billy has a trick or two up her sleeve (or in her hair)... Join Billy on her mission to defeat the Terrible Beast (and save those adorable little bunny rabbits too). 'A refreshing picture book star' - The Observer

PlayShapes: Seal

PlayShapes: Seal

Author: Nadia Shireen, Nadia Shireen Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2017

With their brightly painted edges, the PlayShapesTM series of sturdy shaped board books are satisfying and fun to hold. Simple language-with just the right amount of real information-and boisterous illustrations introduce little ones to the adorable and playful seal!

PlayShapes: Emperor Penguin

PlayShapes: Emperor Penguin

Author: Nadia Shireen, Nadia Shireen Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2017

With their brightly painted edges, the PlayShapesTM series of sturdy shaped board books are satisfying and fun to hold. Simple language-with just the right amount of real information-and boisterous illustrations introduce little ones to the irresistible emperor penguin!

The Bumblebear

The Bumblebear

Author: Nadia Shireen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Norman is a bear. A bear who LOVES honey. According to Norman, there can never be enough honey; he needs to get his paws on more, more, more! And who has the most honey? The bees, of course! So, dressed up in his very best bee onesie, he thinks he looks quite convincing as he infiltrates Bee School with his eye on their huge honey supply. But how long will his disguise last? And when the hive is endangered, can he finally discover his true destiny and become. . . The Bumblebear?

Yeti and the Bird

Yeti and the Bird

Author: Nadia Shireen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

Yeti lives alone in a wintery landscape. Well, maybe not quite alone, but no one is brave enough to go near big, scary Yeti. No one apart from Bird, who gets lost on her way south, makes a special friend, and opens up a whole new world for our Yeti... A funny, brilliantly original book from Nadia Shireen - winner of the UKLA Book Award, shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and mentioned in the Opera Prima category of the international Bologna Ragazzi Prize.

Hey, Presto!

Hey, Presto!

Author: Nadia Shireen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Presto is a very talented magician, so when he and his friend Monty join a funfair and start a magic show things look good for our duo. But fame goes to Monty's head, and soon Presto loses his friend and his show! Will true friendship prevail? And will there be a touch of magic in the air?

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